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overwhelmingly to recognize a palestinian state. why the u.s. voted no. and acts of kindness. a picture of a new york city cop going the extra mile for a homeless man goes viral. >> it was so cold that i knew i had to do something. this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, november 30, 2012. good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. republican reaction to the initial white house offer to resolve the fiscal cliff was anything but flattering. one republican called the offer an insult. both sides are digging in their heels on raising taxes on upper income earners. the white house proposal includes $1.6 trillion in taxes over a decade, 400 billion for medicare, 50 billion in stimulus
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spending and the end of congressional control over the debt ceiling. susan mcginnis is in washington with more. good morning to you. >> reporter: hey, terrell, good morning. the president's opening salvo there was not well received by republicans. they balked at his plan. he's taking his message to middle class americans at a factory that makes toys. it's a trip republicans are calling an irritant. president obama leaves the white house this morning to head to a toy factory in pennsylvania. he'll tell americans the fiscal cliff will cause holiday shopping to plummet. >> let's give a christmas present to the american people. >> reporter: but the mood here on capitol hill is anything but festive. both sides say the tax hikes and spending cuts due to kick in at
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year end are unacceptable, they just don't believe each other. >> members of his own party seem quite comfortable of sending the economy over the fiscal cliff. >> reporter: the president sent timothy geithner to the hill with had $4 trillion plan. it includes 1.6 trillion in new taxes on upper income americans. 400 billion in cuts to medicare and other entitlement programs. and $50 billion in new spending on infrastructure and unemployment benefits. the biggest stumbling block remain. the new taxes on the wealthiest americans. while some republicans here in congress are hinting they might be open to the idea the majority seemed opposed. >> raising rates on the so-called rich is the holy grail of liberalism. their aim isn't job creation, they are interested in wealth distribution. >> reporter: the white house insists the president won't sign any bill that doesn't include higher taxes for top earners. >> this shouldn't be news to anyone on capitol hill. >> reporter: the white house
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called the proposal an opening bid, republicans called it a joke. now republicans have not yet put any comparable plan on the table. they seem willing to accept half the revenues the president is looking for but they want far more in spending cuts. >> susan mcginnis getting us started on this friday. susan, thank you so much. the president insistent that any budget deal include higher taxes for high earners doesn't sit well with most small business owners. >> reporter: kevin green owns two flower and gift shops in alexandria, virginia and he says raising taxes on the wealthy it will hurt him, his workers and the economy. >> you reduce capital available for investment. >> reporter: small business owners typically report business income on their personal taxes. in a good year his income wail
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exceed $250,000 making him one of the taxpayers the president says should pay more. in his case $8,000 more. >> what's the economic down side to asking $8,000 more from you? >> i don't that have $8,000 to spend on those employees or the inventory or the business to draw customers. >> reporter: by congressional estimates there's 941,000 high income small businesses. the president says that number includes truly rich small firms like hedge funds but when republicans argue that higher taxes means slow growth they are thinking about businesses like kevin green. >> it will hurt small businesses, it will hurt our economy, this is why this is not the right approach. >> reporter: but there are other high end small business owners who do not think a tax hike of around 3% will make much difference. >> this is a french roast. >> reporter: joe reagan who sells roasted coffee and supplies to thousands of offices in washington says he'll add or subtract to his workforce based
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on sales not on taxes. >> if your taxes were to go up as the president suggests would that make any difference in the number of people you hire? >> no. now, look. i don't want to take a position here that says i'm not affected by this. i certainly am. but i'm affected by the opportunities that are presented to me, not by the fact that i'll make 3% less on that opportunity. >> reporter: in the fiscal cliff negotiations, republicans still argue that tax increases will hurt small business jobs. but democrats argue this debate is over, raising taxes on the wealthiest americans was decisively approved by the voters in the election. wyatt andrews, cbs news, capitol hill. >> it also includes $30 billion to renew unemployment benefits. according to a report from the cbo it would add 300,000 jobs to the economy by boosting the demand for goods and services. the benefits are said to expire december 29th for more than 2 million workers.
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mitt romney joined president obama for lunch at the white house. the white house says they spoke about leadership in the world and plan to stay in touch. this morning much of northern california is under a flood warning as the second of three storms hits the pacific coast. the first storm hit wednesday, today's storm is expected to bring in even more severe dose of heavy rain, high winds and flooding from san francisco to the oregon border. the third storm is expected saturday night. by the time it's all over parts of the state could see up to 15 inches of rain. overseas. egyptian mohamed morsi is expected to sign a new constitution today approved early this morningg by the egyptian assembly. the constitution was approved without input of liberal and. christian lawmakers and gives clerics oversight over legislation and restricts freedom of speech, women's rights and other liberties. >> secretary of state hillary clinton is critical of the overwhelming united nations vote
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to recognize a palestinian state. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu called it meaningless. the palestinians don't control their borders, airspace or trade but for many of them thursday's vote was a historic victory. vinita nair reports. >> reporter: the u.n. voted in favor of making the palestinians a nonmember observer state. the upgraded status recognizes the borders before israel's captured lands in 1967. >> translator: general assembly is to issue a certificate of the reality of the state of palestine. >> reporter: thousands of palestinians celebrated in the west bank and gaza while in jerusalem israelis protested against palestinian statehood. the upgraded status from the united nations also grants the palestinians access to the international criminal court where they could file war crime charges against israel.
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>> the concern to the prosecutor of the international criminal court in the hague and make all kinds of charges against israeli officers never mind that they are baseless. >> reporter: the u.s. is standing with israel saying direct talks is the only way to achieve peace. >> today's unfortunate and counterproductive resolution places further obstacles in the path to peace. >> reporter: the palestinians say u.n. recognition of the 1967 borders is meant to salvage a peace deal not sabotage it. vinita nair for cbs news. >> coming up on the morning news, the latest on the record powerball jackpot and an early christmas for victims of hurricane sandy. santa claus comes to the east coast bearing $100 bills. this is the morning news. east coast bearing $100 bills. this is the morning news. new ba. [ male announcer ] it's the power of aspirin plus more in a triple action formula to relieve your tough migraines.
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113 people on the plane and on the ground were killed shortly after the plane took off from paris. thursday's ruling applies to a 2010 case where a french court convicted continental airlines and one of its mechanics as accessories to the crash. the concord struck a piece of metal that fell from a continental plane. >> dominique strauss-kahn has reportedly reached a settlement with the new york hotel maid who accused him of raping her. the woman filed a lawsuit against dominique strauss-kahn for the 2011 incident. he described their encounter consensual. prosecutors dropped criminal charges against dominique strauss-kahn last year. the supreme court is considering whether to get involved in determining if the u.s. constitution guarantees same sex couples the right to marry. the justices are expected to meet today on the issue. a case is to be argued next year. a decision in favor of same sex marriage would overturn every state provision banning gay marriage. missouri lottery officials
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will introduce holder or holders of one of the two winning powerball jackpot tickets today. the $588 million prize was the second largest jackpot. one winning ticket was sold in dearborn, missouri; another at a convenience store in a phoenix suburb. the holder of that ticket has yet to come forward but we'll find you. a so-called secret santa is giving away $100 to victims of the hurricane sandy. the man declines to give out his name. he carefully selects his stops. he said the giveaway is not about the money but random acts of kindness. coming up your weather forecast and in sports, sending home the stars. the san antonio spurs decision to play their back up in a game against the heat draws ire of the fans and the nba commissioner. e heat draws ire of the fans and the nba commissioner. ps that will make it drop over, and over again.
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here's a look at the weather in some cities around the country. partly sunny in new york 44 degrees. partly sunny with a chance of a shower in miami 78. same deal in chicago 50 degrees. partly cloudy in dallas 72. mostly cloudy in l. a. with showers 68 degrees. let's check your national forecast. that powerful pacific storm will bring rain, mountain snow and high winds from central california to northwest. northeast and mid-atlantic states are cold with light snow showers possible in some spots.
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scattered snow showers are across the great lakes the south will be dry. cbs moneywatch time on a friday morning. a strike slows down the country's busiest ports and hope for twinkie lovers. >> reporter: asian markets rallied on gains by exporters and year end buying. tokyo's nikkei gained half of a percent while the hang seng rose half a percent. wall street stocks rose modestly on encouraging economic report. the dow was up 36 points on thursday while the nasdaq finished 20 points higher. talks resumed last night to end the strike that a shut down most of the busiest port complex. the walkout began on tuesday when 70 unionized clerical workers struck over job security and outsource. dock workers refused to cross the picket lines. one estimate puts the strike at $1 billion per day. hostess may be ready for its big bake sale.
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more than 100 companies are interested in buying its brands. hostess is going out of business after it was unable to settle a strike by a bakers union. 18,000 jobs were lost. a wisconsin base home improvement retailer came up with a unique way to solve a staffing problem. it will fly 50 workers every week from eau claire, wisconsin to minot, north dakota and pay for their hotel stay. unemployment at minot is at 2.3% while the jobless rate in eau claire is 6.3%. interesting to see how that works out. >> depends if you like to travel or not it's a good thing or bad thing. >> have a good weekend. in sports this morning, it should have been a marquee match-up of the nba's two best teams. instead commission david stern is fuming after last night's heat-spurs game. the spurs wrapped up a nine day
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road tripe deciding to give duncan, manu ginobili the night off. 105-100. stern apologized to fans and promise to sanction the spurs. thursday night to forget for the new orleans saints. drew brees intercepted by atlanta defense five times. his record 54 games streak with a touchdown pass was also snapped as the saints fell to falcons, 23-13. it's friday. when we come back, new york's finest caught in an act of kindness. we'll hear from a police officer who you see in this photo that has become an internet sensation. photo that has become an internet sensation. means living with pain. it could also mean living with joint damage. help relieve the pain and stop the damage with humira, adalimumab. for many adults with moderate to severe ra, humira is clinically proven to help relieve pain
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check out your high-def doppler radar def, that strong storm sliding through, another band of heavy rainfall making its way into parts of the north bay. you can see some of the cells that are moving through right now. you have your very strong gusty winds, flash flood watches have been posted for much of the bay area. more coming up in 10 minutes. ,, here's a look at the weather in some cities around the country. in washington mostly sunny, 52 degrees. partly sunny atlanta, 62. st. louis, partly sunny skies, 62. occasional sun in denver. 66 and
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occasional rain in seattle, 53 degrees. a freak car crash in the san francisco area is being blamed on sneezing. surveillance video shows the truck plowing into a car dealership. the driver said he had a sneezing attack that caused him to lose control of his truck. i totally believe it. >> there's a lot to being a police officer in addition to upholding the law, sometimes they are called to go to extraordinary lengths. one police officer did just that. but you might describe his effort as a simple act of kindness. >> reporter: nypd officers look as tough as nails. but look at this picture. it was taken on a recent cold night. a police officer giving a homeless man with no shoes a pair of boots. >> i just looked down at this gentleman's feet. you could see the blisters from a distance and it was so cold that i knew i had to do something.
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>> reporter: an arizona tourist took the snap shot with her cell phone two weeks ago. it shows officer larry deprimo offering a kind gesture to a man who had no shoes. >> i went up to him. where are your shoes. he said it's okay officer i never had a pair of shoes. god bless you. >> reporter: this week the photo which tourist posted on the nypd's facebook page went viral getting viewed more than 1.5 million times. and the boots the officer gave the man were brand new. he had gone into this shoe store to buy them. >> he said he was interested in buying shoes for the homeless man outside. he didn't know his size or what he needed. >> reporter: the 25-year-old officer two years on the job bought a pair of socks and a warm pair of boots priced at $99 but the store gave the officer an employee discount, 49.50. >> he said i love the police. when i brought out the shoes
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there was a smile ear to ear. it was absolutely amazing. >> reporter: reaction from the tourist who took the picture? >> honestly, his mom did something right. >> reporter: the identity of the man with new boots is not known. the photo poses a challenge for all of us asking what would we do the next time we see a less fortunate person in need of shoes or clothing. >> coming up after your local news on cbs "this morning" john miller goes one on one with that cop. i'm terrell brown. this is the "cbs morning news." cop. i'm terrell brown. this is the "cbs morning news." ♪
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tomorrow a ceremony will be held at the norfolk naval station for the "uss enterprise" which officially retires after more than 50 years of service. the "enterprise" was the world's first nuclear powered ship. david martin looks at one of the aircraft carriers' darkest days when it was almost lost. >> reporter: in five decades as one of the most powerful war ships on the sea the
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"enterprise's" greatest peril came one morning in 1969. it was the final battlefield before heading for vietnam. michael was a 21-year-old sailor getting a deck full of f-4 phantom fighters ready to launch. >> on each f-4 phantom there were eight five inch rockets. and six 500 bombs. >> reporter: the exhaust from a service vehicle overheated the fuse on one of those rockets touching off what one sailor called the vortex of hell, all of it recorded in silent horror by a deck camera. >> we had eight rockets go off in the first 20 seconds. >> reporter: shrapnel tore across the deck mowing down sailors and puncturing the fuel tanks of f-4s each one loaded with nine tons jet fuel. then it got worse. >> then the bombs started going off and that was totally different ball game. >> reporter: at the time the largest war ship in the world
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became a very small place. >> stuff getting blown up on the bow. >> four football fields away. >> yeah. >> reporter: the silent video didn't capture the deafening sounds of bombs going off. >> in even between the detonation, the fire itself, it was a roar. >> reporter: michael all of 18 years old was trying to unload bombs and push them over the side before they went off. then he manned a hose to fight the fire. >> you know we had to do what we had to do. we had to save the ship. >> reporter: they did barely. 15 aircraft had been reduced to smoking hulks. holes were blown through the 2 1/2 inch plate of the armor deck sending cascades of burning jet fuel to the deck below. 28 crew men were dead. more than 300 wounded. the "enterprise" returned to pearl harbor bearing wounds no enemy has been able to inflict. after 51 days in the shipyard -- >> we went to vietnam and did
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what we had to do, and she just got right back in the fight. >> reporter: the great deck is empty. fire hoses neatly coiled. the big e is being taken out of service. the sailors who man these decks have come to say a final good-bye to the ship which never gave up. david martin, cbs news aboard the "uss enterprise" in norfolk, virginia. >> coming up after your local news on cbs "this morning" reaction to the obama's administration plan to avert the fiscal cliff. we'll get the latest from the white house. plus proposed ban on anchor putting in golf. that is the morning news for this friday. we made it, happy happy friday. take care everybody, have a great day. ,,,,
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>> >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald we have our "eye on the storm" this morning as the bay area gets another drenching overnight. our exclusive hi-def doppler showing rain all over the area right now. and that means you can expect treacherous travel conditions and a brutal commute. good morning. it's friday, november 30. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now is 4:30. we have live team coverage from cbs 5 reporters all across the bay area. anne makovec has details from mill valley. elizabeth wenger checks our commute. but first we'll start with meteorologist lawrence karnow in the weather center, the expert. >> the rain is here with strong gusty winds. power out at the karnow household. i was takia


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